Whatever cycle you use, try to get the best out of it. It is not a matter of high-end price. Feel good on your bike is paramount. We, as it fits our demand, decided for trekking bikes with mudguards, lights and pannier in an upright sitting position, but also used foldings bikes in GBR. Since 2015 we are using trekking bikes from VHS with the Rohloff gearshift. This kind of gearshift is very convenient for our way to travel. Using e-bikes is not an issue yet.